White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

whitebreasted nuthatch

whitebreasted nuthatch

whitebreasted nuthatch

whitebreasted nuthatch

Information:  These shots are of a young juvenile male. In this area what makes for an easy id is simply that it does not have a black line across it’s eyes. Birds commonly mistaken for the white-breasted nuthatch in this area always do; like the red breasted nuthatch, the pygmy nuthatch, the chickadee and mt. chickadee as well as the brown-headed nuthatch. Just look for a bird that walks down the trees and if the face is white it’s a white-breasted nuthatch.
Identification:
Cornell’s page on the White-breasted Nuthatch

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